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Book Review | Mollie Makes Christmas: Living and Loving a Handmade Holiday

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I love all things Christmas! It’s the one time of the year when I can decorate my house from top to bottom in glittery goods and no one thinks I’m a crazy person. Maybe I’m just a little more festive than the average bear. I was so excited to get my paws on Mollie Makes Christmas: Living and Loving a Handmade Holiday by Mollie Makes (published by Interweave). This adorable book is so beautifully laid out with vintage Christmas charm.

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Review | Lion Brand Amazing Yarn

Hi, my name is Kortney and I’m a yarn snob. Whew! It feels great to just get that out!

I’ve been a knitter for almost five years now. I’m the kind of person who sees a sweater and thinks to myself, “I’ll just make my own.” Mine usually have an extra sleeve or no head hole but who’s counting? I also like soft things. When I go to my local yarn store, I like to play a game called “Soft or Not Soft.” Life’s too short for scratchy yarn. When I received Lion Brand Amazing yarn to try I was pleasantly surprised. This yarn is 53% wool and 47% acrylic and passes the softness test.

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The name Glacier Bay makes me think of icy blues but the available colors range from a deep violet to a sky blue. The self striping yarn has natural transitions between colors and gives a peaceful feel to each finished piece.

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